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Kelly slams dissident threat to recovery firms

5 April, 2019 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin Policing Spokesperson Gerry Kelly has slammed a dissident republican death threat against vehicle recovery firms.

The North Belfast MLA was speaking after a threat was made to kill the directors of 11 vehicle recovery firms, which it was claimed carry out work for the PSNI. An incendiary device also exploded at one of the targeted companies, causing damage to six vehicles.

“Vehicle recovery firms provide a crucial service to local communities so this threat is bizarre, it is reprehensible and it should be removed immediately,” Gerry Kelly said.

“If these firms are forced out of business, who is going to remove the vehicles used by death drivers to torture communities? Who is going to remove the uninsured, unsafe cars that present a real threat to public safety?

“The people issuing these threats are clearly not interested in public safety or public services. They have nothing to offer but threats and intimidation.

“They should lift this threat immediately and they should get off the backs of the community once and for all.”

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